posted on Apr, 21 2013 @ 04:43 PM
reply to post by sled735
As far as I know it's pretty well world-wide. I've checked and found articles from Australia and they'll be watching it as well. (Or to be correct,
they already did as it's morning there now!) So, if they saw them in Oz, then the hemisphere doesn't matter, which is great news.
Main thing is to watch the right part of the sky, which is towards the east. The meteors can appear anywhere in the sky but their tails will point
back towards the radiant, which in this case is Vega. Not that they come from Vega (as it's 25 light years away), but that's the guide point for their
EDIT: just to add, it could be that the western half of the US will have better views for a couple of reasons. For one, in much of the West, the light
wash from cities is less. (Cepting the huge cities in Cal, of course) On the Eastern side there is so much light for hundreds of miles that it doesn't
make for ideal viewing.
But also it could be dependant on the moon as the moonset times can vary a bit. For example, in Ney York (NY) moonset is at 3.30 am, and it's 3
minutes sooner in L.A. (Cal). However up in Seattle WA, it's not until 3.53 am.
So that makes me wonder about what they say. I'd guess light pollution is one of the issues in the east.
You can check your moonrise and moonset times for any major city here
21/4/13 by JustMike because: (no reason given)